Nigerians’ responsibility to the Development of Road Infrastructure

  • 29 May 2017
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Road accidents are major causes of death in Nigeria. A significant amount of the accidents are as a result of bad roads. Although the Federal, State and Local governments annual budget funds for the construction and maintenance of roads in Nigeria, a part of the funds are diverted for the personal use of public officials. The result is the deplorable state of roads in Nigeria.

In 2016, President Muhammadu Buhari approved a 6.06 Trillion Naira (N6,060,677,358,227) “Budget of Change”. According to the Budget office of the Federation, N260,082,997,390 of this amount was allocated to the Ministry of Works, Power and Housing for the Construction of roads. In addition, the Federal Government also allocated the sum of N21,816,546,653 to the Federal Road Maintenance Agency (FERMA) for the maintenance of Federal Roads and Bridges. In spite of the funds budgeted for these roads, some of the projects are yet to commence, while those that have commenced are far from being completed. It is our responsibility as citizens to monitor the projects using platforms like FIXourROADS. 

Did you know that the sum of 40 billion Naira was budgeted for the rehabilitation of Lagos - Ibadan Road (Section 1: Berger to Sagamu axis), 4.2 billion Naira for the rehabilitation and construction Of Oshegbudu - Oweto Road In Benue State, 10 billion Naira for the Construction Of Oju/Loko Oweto Bridge to link Loko and Oweto communities in Nasarawa and Benue State, 6 billion Naira for the dualisation of Odukpani-Itu - Ikot Ekpene Road in Cross River and Akwa Ibom States, 2 billion Naira for the dualisation of Sapele - Agbor - Ewu Road (Section 1: Sapele – Agbor) in Delta State?

The impact of good roads cannot be over-emphasized. Good roads will reduce road accidents, open up farmlands, facilitate easy transportation of goods across the country and reduce the cost of business transactions in Nigeria, which will impact positively on the economy and the overall standard of living.

As we celebrate democracy day, we invite you to upload, share, discuss and monitor the current condition of roads in Nigeria.

Here is a breakdown of some proposed and ongoing road and bridge projects as contained in the 2016 Federal Government budget:


  • Lajawa-Matsabar Road-Kano South (N100,000,000)
  • Rijiyar Lemo Layin Kandahar Fagge LGA -Kano State (N49,500,000)
  • Kofa Junction to Kofa Town, Bebeji Lga-Kano (N60,000,000)
  • Drainage At Tsamiya Babba Town-Kano State (N22,000,000)
  • Dawaki Town - Kano State(N90,000,000),
  • Tambuwal Town - Sokoto State (N50,000,000)
  • Rehabilitation of Zaria - Danbobo Road (N1,500,000,000)
  • Rehabilitation of Kafin Mai Yaki - Goduwa - Maraku - Sami Naka Road (N1,500,000,000)
  • Rehabilitation of Wudil - Kwanar Huguma Road (N750,000,000)
  • Rehabilitation of Kwanar Garko - Garko - Kibiya Road (N850,000,000)
  • Rehabilitation of Sokoto-Tambuwal-Jega-Kontagora-Makera Section In Sokoto/Kebbi States (N7,154,860,840)
  • Re-Construction of Sokoto-Tambuwal-Jega-Kontagora-Makera Section Ii In Niger State (N1,663,996,759)
  • Construction of 76km - Balare Ringim Jigawa Border Road (N750,000,000)
  • Dualisation of Kano-Katsina Road Phase I: Kano Town at Dawana Roundabout to Jibia to Nigeria Border To Niger Republic (N2,601,089,671)
  • Construction of Kano Western Bye Pass (N3,468,119,561)
  • Construction of Kaduna Eastern Bypass (N2,427,683,693)
  • Rehabilitation of Rogo - Karaye - Kiru - Kwanar Dongora Road (N1,100,000,000)
  • Rehabilitation of Gyadi, Gyadi Round about Flyover in Kano, Kano State (N613,051,438)
  • Rehabilitation of Sharada-Madobi- Kwanar Dangora Kaduna State (N2,000,000,000)
  • Rehabilitation of Abuja - Kaduna Roads (N1,373,433,273)
  • Rehabilitation Zaria-Kano Roads (N1,220,167,334)
  • Construction of Two Bridges at Nata'ala And Tsaiburawa Kano South (N750,000,000)
  • Two Bridges Along Gusau - Sokoto Road (N525,472,661)
  • Reconstruction of Kano - Shuwarin Gaya Interchange (N437,893,884)
  • Rehabilitation of Zaria-Hunkuyi-Kafur-Gidan Mutun Daya Road (N437,893,884)


  • Awoyelu/Banojo Extension Ijebuode Lga, Ijebu-Ode, Road Construction, Kwara State (N18,000,000)
  • Construction of Infrastructure, Roads, Drainages And Asphalt Finishing At Gbogbo-Akputu Road-Benue N/E (N100,000,000)
  • Angwarkurumi Sardi Road-Niger East (N20,000,000)
  • Construction of Kiama - Kishi Road (61.85km) (N1,500,000,000)
  • Construction Of Patigi - Kpada Road (N800,000,000)
  • Offa By-Pass Road - 15km (N300,000,000)
  • Rehabilitation Of Ilorin-Jebba-Mokwa-Bokani Road (N4,800,000,000)
  • Lafia - Obi – Awe Road (N2,000,000,000)
  • Construction Of Share-Pategi Kogi State Boundary (188km) (N1,000,000,000)
  • Rehabilitation Of Mokwa-Bida Road In Niger State (N619,739,098)
  • Dualisation Of Obajana Junction To Benin Phase 2: Section I (Obajana Junction To Okene) (N1,663,996,759)
  • Construction Of Jaumai-Bashar Road In Plateau State. (N131,368,165)
  • Rehabilitation Of Ilorin-Omuaran-Egbe In Kwara State (N1,267,609,313)
  • Rehabilitation Of Mararaba - Funtuk-Yalo (Bauchi State)-Bashar-Dengi (Plateau State Road) Yalo-Gegare (N468,119,561)
  • Rehabilitation Of Digare - Mansir (Bauchi State) - Garga - Furyam Kasuwa - Jarmai (Plateau State) (N3,000,000,000)
  • Pankshin - Tapshin - Gambar - Sara -Kal – Gindiri (N1,000,000,000)

North East

  • Yola - Mubi Road (N1,500,000,000)
  • Numan - Jalingo Road (N1,000,000,000)
  • Maraban Mubi - Michika Road (N500,000,000)
  • Construction of Burga - Dull - Mbat Ii - Tadnum Gobbiya - Badagari - Gwarangah - Sum, Bauchi State (N1,500,000,000)
  • Construction of Tudun Wuss - Wandi - Baraza - Durr - Zumbul - Polchi - Dot - Kanwar, Bauchi State (N1,500,000,000)
  • Rehabilitation of Bridges And Federal Roads Along Bauchi - Gombe And Within Gombe State (N1,400,000,000)
  • Rehabilitation of Maiduguri - Dikwa - Ganboru Road Section Ii Dikwa - Gamboru (N1,000,000,000)
  • Rehabilitation of Hadejia-Nguru Road (N2,500,000,000)
  • Gombe - Potiskum Bridge (N173,965,000)
  • Ningi - Fuskarmata Road (N41,435,000)
  • Gombe - Numan - Yola Section II (N951,500,000)
  • Ningi - Yadagungume - Fuskarmata Road (Phase III)  (N1,000,000,000)
  • Rehabilitation and Surfaced Dressing Of Dadin Kowa - Biu  Road (N931,868,538)
  • Completion of Gombe-Numan-Yola Road Phase II (Gombe-Kaltungo) in Gombe State (N2,875,787,768)
  • Rehabilitation Of Cham-Numan Section Of Gombe - Yola Road In Adamawa State (N1,313,681,652)


  • Construction of Road and Drainages at Baaki/Owode (N150,000,000)
  • Construction of Road and Drainages at Idiopele-Alayin-Iregba (N81,000,000)
  • Rehabilitation of Lagos- Ibadan Road, Section I (N40,000,000,000)
  • Construction Of Afon - Aboto Oyo State Boundary Road (N400,000,000)
  • Road Construction, Gra Extension Enuwon Road Dokpen Street Ijebude, Ogun State (N18,000,000)
  • Rehabilitation Of Apapa - Oshodi- Oworoshoki Expressway In Lagos Road (N2,447,363,304)
  • Pavement Strengthening and Asphalt Overlay Of Ajebandele-Beninshagamu Road In Ogun State (N5,200,000,000)
  • Construction Of Apakun-Murtala Muhammed International Airport Road In Lagos State On Dbfomt Bases Under Ppp Scheme (N4,000,000,000)
  • Rehabilitation Of Akure-Ilesha Road In Ondo/Osun States (N296,760,207)
  • Reconstruction Of The Outstanding Sections Of Beni-Ofosu-Oreajebandele-Shagamu Expressway Phase III (N3,480,000,000)
  • Dualisation Of Ibadan-Ilorin Section II In Oyo State (N6,000,000,000)

South East

  • Concession of 2nd Niger Bridge In Anambra And Delta States Including Payment Of Compensation And Consultancy (N13,136,816,518)
  • Construction of Roads At Osumenyi, Anambra State (N96,705,600)
  • Rehabilitation Of Orie Nguru Umuaga-Umukabia Road, Ngor Okpala, Imo State (N55,000,000)
  • Rehabilitation Of Umudim Junction, Ohekelem Road, Ngor Okpala, Imo State (N60,000,000)
  • Erosion Control Works At Egbelu Nguru-Umuoye Road, Ngor Okpala, Imo State (N100,000,000)
  • Erosion Control Works At Ekeisu-Nkwoala Umuoye Enyiogugu Road, Aboh Mbaise/Ngor Okpala Federal Constituency, Imo State (N100,000,000)
  • Erosion Control Works At Ihitte Junction To Afor Umuahiagu Market Road, Imo State (N60,000,000)
  • Completion of Provision Of Infrastructure (Road & Drains) For Social Housing at Oron, Akwa Ibom State, Keffi, Nkwubor Enugu State. (N250,491,959)
  • Rehabilitation Of Enugu-Port Harcourt Dual Carriageway Section Ii: Lokpanta-Umuahia In Abia State (N1,734,059,780)
  • Rehabilitation Of Babban Lamba-Sharram Road, Plateau State (N112,100,834)
  • Completion Of Enugu - Abakaliki Road In Enugu/Ebonyi States (N23,479,882)
  • Output Performance Road Contract (Oprc) For Enugu -Abakaliki/ Mbok - Ikom Road (N64,000,000)
  • Rehabilitation Of Akpasha Omuatugbemuo Obuaffi Amodu Road In Enugu State (N300,000,000)
  • Oji-Achi-Awgu-Ndeaboh Mpu-Okpanku-Akaeza Road In Enugu And Ebonyi States Section II (N1,134,059,780)
  • Enugu-Onitsha Road-Enugu-Anambra State (N5,468,119,561)
  • Oji-Achi-Awgu-Ndeaboh Mpu-Okpanku-Akaeza Road In Enugu And Ebonyi States Section I (700,630,214)
  • Construction Of Nguzu - Oso Road (N1,300,000,000)
  • Nenwe-Nomeh-Mburubu-Nara Road Project Spur To Obeagu Oduma (N350,315,107)
  • Nenwe-Oduma-Uburu With Spur To Ishiagu, Mile 2 (N2,167,574,725)

South South

  • Dualisation Of Odukpani-Itu-(Spur Ididep Itam) - Ikot Ekpene Road In Cross River /Akwa Ibom States (N6,000,000,000)
  • Completion Of Mbok - Ikom Road In Cross River State (N11,057,210)
  • Dualisation Of Obajana Junction To Benin Phase 2, Section Iv (Ehor - benin) (N3,277,000,000)
  • Construction Of Isoko Ring Road In Delta State (N765,000,000)